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US House Committee Looking Into Roadside Survey

March 8, 2014
The chairman of the House transportation committee says he wants to make sure a federal roadside survey on drinking and drugged driving is being conducted appropriately after motorists complained about being forced off the road and asked to participate.

Rep. Bill Shuster, a Republican from Pennsylvania, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drugged Driving has provided "valuable highway safety information" over the years, but the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is looking into how it is administered.

The federal government says its periodic survey on motorists' drinking and drug-taking habits provides a vital tool for monitoring the safety of America's roadways. But some motorists and civil liberties groups say the government's methods are intrusive and unconstitutional.

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